Anderson Japanese Gardens – Isthmus


Press release: Anderson Japanese Gardens – An overview of the history and construction of the gardens, models in nature that inform design and maintenance, and the reason behind it all

Join Taliesin Preservation and Tim Gruner, Curator of Anderson Japanese Gardens, for an evening dedicated to Japanese garden design. Gruner explores the history, patterns and rhythms of nature that inspire Japanese garden design and why so much energy and resources are expended in the continued evolution of Anderson Japanese Gardens.

The event costs $10 per person and will take place on Friday, October 21 at Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center at 5607 county road. C in spring green. The evening will begin at 5:00 p.m. and end at 7:00 p.m. Wine, beer and snacks will be available for purchase.


Driven by a lifelong love of nature towards a career in horticulture, Tim graduated from the horticulture program at Kishwaukee College (Illinois) in 1987, followed by a one-year internship in horticulture at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Since 1989, Tim has worked and studied at Anderson Japanese Gardens under Mr. Hoichi Kurisu of Kurisu International, where he is currently a garden curator.

Tim is a frequent contributor to Sukiya Living Magazine and has presented at national and regional conferences for the North American Japanese Garden Association. In 2016, he completed an intensive tea garden stone laying workshop at the International Japanese Garden Training Center at the Portland Japanese Garden. In 2001, Tim completed the intensive two-week Garden Symposium at Kyoto University of Art and Design in Kyoto, Japan. He studies Chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony, to better understand aesthetics, Japanese gardens, the best human relationships and nature.


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